In China, where an anti-espionage law went into effect last month, public education on the law is underway in large cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, as well as in provinces such as Fujian and Xinjiang, the Global Times reported.
In Chongqing, the Global Times reported that several anti-espionage trainings have been held recently, including one on how to identify a suspected spy. The anti-espionage training covered questions about terrain, landmarks, and military bases, and the need to be careful when making friends online, the newspaper said.
“The training made me realize how important it is to educate the public to prevent espionage,” one attendee told the Global Times.
In Shanghai, residents were given handouts on how to identify espionage.
“You should actively participate in counter-espionage activities and report any suspicious activity to the relevant departments immediately,” the notice reads.
In Beijing, a video lecture was recently held for residents and government officials, highlighting the fact that even seemingly ordinary photos and videos can reveal state secrets, the Global Times reported.
In the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, education efforts also included handing out pamphlets to merchants and providing on-site legal counseling, the newspaper noted.
China has been stepping up counterintelligence efforts since implementing a revised anti-espionage law last month 카지노사이트킴 that broadened the definition of espionage and increased penalties.